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SND Planner is Here.

I feel pretty confident saying this most excited we’ve ever been over at Social News Desk. The whole team is in on SND Planner and in love with it. And now, it’s yours to use. Our goal in developing this comprehensive, new technology was to focus on a hybrid approach to posting on Social Media….

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SND Planner: Recurring Slots

You know that one piece of content that you need to send out multiple times every week or every month? It’s tedious and feels a little like a chore? Well – not any more… SND Planner’s “Recurring Slots” will change that for you. We’ve made it super simple for you to put certain types of…

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SND Planner: Custom Feeds

Weekend feed, Evergreen feed, Health feed…you name it. Literally. One of the most noteworthy features of the new SND Planner is the ability to set up a “Custom Feed” which can be used to collect content for future publishing. You choose the content it contains and the name. It’s similar to how you use an…

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Breaking down the iOS 14 Changes – What Newsrooms need to know about the future of Facebook ads

Apple’s new iOS 14 operating system comes with new privacy settings which make it much more difficult for Facebook to pull data on users. If you’re worried about your data privacy – you may be celebrating this change. But if you’re trying to track the results of ads on Facebook… you probably won’t be too…

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Facebook’s “20% Rule” is No More

For years, Facebook required that images on ads contain less than 20% text – commonly known as the “20% Rule.” But Facebook has quietly removed that requirement. While Facebook hasn’t published any official confirmation that the requirement is no longer in place, they did issue this confirmation to social media consultant Matt Navarra. The current…

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Navigating Facebook’s New Fact-Checking System

You may have seen a message like the one below, flagging a piece of content in your Facebook News Feed as ‘false information.’ What does this mean? And what if content from YOUR newsroom’s Facebook Page has been flagged as false? Facebook has said repeatedly that it is committed to fighting the spread of false…

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How to get started with SND’s Messenger Experience

We told you to standby for that Messenger Experience we’re working on and now it’s time to reveal the details! Social News Desk is NOW testing a solution that will allow you to customize and privately connect with your audience using Messenger. The SND Messenger solution is easy to set up, manage and deploy to any…

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Messenger Contacts are the new Facebook Likes

Remember a few years ago when all we cared about was how many Facebook Likes our Pages had? We held contests, gave away cars (CARS!) and did just about anything to make that number as big as possible. Fast forward to today – that land-grab is over but a new one has just begun. Imagine…

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